Worst Christmas Songs? We Think Not!

NME recently published their top 5  worst Christmas songs ever, and we can't help but disagree.

While we do agree that Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a tad OTT, and that the Biebs' and Mariah Carey's collab on "All I Want For Christmas Is You" was a little redundant (did they just use Mariah's original vocals again?), and not to mention kinda gross (Mariah Carey is literally older than Justin Bieber's mom), we were completely shocked to see Christina Aguilera, The Spice Girls, and John Lennon (!) on this list. Hear our plea to have these three songs removed from the Worst Christmas Songs roster below:

Oh Holy Night - Christina Aguilera

Fall on your knees, oh hear the angel voices / Oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born

NME criticized Xtina for extending her syllables in this song but COME ON. Christina Aguilera IS the angelic voice the song talks about. The girl's got pipes and if you have 'em, use 'em! And yeah, the breathy prayer breakdown midway through is a little 'uhhh?' but how else are we gonna get the kids hip to Christianity?

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon

And so this is Xmas / For weak and for strong / For rich and the poor ones / The world is so wrong

Yeah, it's kinda depressing, but sometimes a reality check is better than one of Grandma's written cheques during the Christmas season. Originally written as a protest song about the Vietnam war, "Happy Xmas" serves as a reminder for just how privileged we are and that we should take any opportunity we can to give back.

Christmas Wrapping - Spice Girls

So deck the halls and trim those trees / Raise up the cups of Christmas cheer / I just need to catch my breath / Christmas with my mates this year

We grew up loving the Spice Girls not only for their catchy, fun music: they were also pretty relatable gals (well, despite the make-up and mega-platforms). Their cover of "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses has Sporty and Baby Spice "wrapping" (get it: rapping?) their tale of Christmas woes, which totally fits the down-to-Earth vibe the Spice Girls had going on back in the day. In short, it's a fun tune that knows it's cheesy and is proud of it!

That's all folks! What are your favorite/least favorite holiday tunes? We'd love to hear 'em either way!